Why Democrats win even if they lose in Alabama

Democrats head into Tuesday’s Senate election in Alabama confident that they’ll come out on top no matter who wins. And many Republicans agree with them. Story Continued Below If Doug Jones prevails, Democrats expect it will further excite their base, bolster candidate recruitment and fuel fundraising heading into 2018, coming off their near-sweep of last month’s elections. They will revel ...

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Half Christmas trees spark mixed reviews

“Half a tree might sound a bit off, but bear with us, there’s method in our madness,” one retailer quips of the unusual fir.  (iStock) British stores are now selling artificial Christmas half-trees and some of them will set you back more than $130. The bizarre Christmas tree craze is designed for people who don’t have much space, and we ...

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Female aides fretted Franks wanted to have sex to impregnate them

New details about the controversy surrounding Rep. Trent Franks come as sexual harassment allegations have engulfed Capitol Hill. He became the third lawmaker this week alone to announce that he will step down after being accused of sexual misconduct. | John Shinkle/POLITICO The congressman was seeking a pregnancy surrogate, and aides said he approached them for the assignment. By RACHAEL ...

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Woman accuses Franken of trying to forcibly kiss her in 2006

Sen. Al Franken is one of several lawmakers and candidates facing sexual harassment allegations, amid a national outcry over misconduct that has roiled Hollywood, media and politics. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo The Minnesota senator is accused of making an unwanted sexual advance after a taping of his radio show in 2006. He denies the allegation. By HEATHER CAYGLE 12/06/2017 09:08 AM EST Updated ...

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